I don’t know whether I am just in a bad mood lately, but I am getting increasingly annoyed with whingers!

Australia used to be a nation of tough men, and even tougher women.

Whilst raising 10 kids ( half of whom may not survive due to illnesses we can now, thankfully, immunise against), looking after the menfolk and the house, all without the benefits of electricty etc, we thrived.

During the war years, women took up all sorts of jobs they did not think they could do, while still raising the kids!

Women made sacrifices to keep their families going. Whether it was missing a meal so there was enough for everyone else, or secretly selling their mothers jewels to pay the bills, women were tough.

Look at us now.

If we are asked to forgo our “me time” manicure, it is the end of the world!

If we cannot dump the kids in daycare and run for a beauty appointment, the injustice of it is spread far and wide through our circle of friends on facebook.

We expect regular holidays, outings and treats.

We expect to be pampered.

(Not all of us mind you- Some are still doing it tough!)

I worry though, if there was some sort of global catastrophe, would we survive?

This was all brought on by having to listen to a very spoilt brat of a (non working) woman carry on and on and on because her “inconsiderate and selfish” mother in law decided to go to her best friends funeral instead of looking after the kids.

The poor little dear had to miss her weekly day long spa visit.

Posted by katelt, 19th November 2013

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  • You are kidding! She was whinging about that! Selfish!


  • Wow, she obviously needed her bottom smacked more (oh oh not a very “PC” thing to say these days) when she was a child, how could she begrudge her mother in law attending her best friend’s funeral? Where is the compassion?
    Dare I ask how old she was – or what socio-economic group she fell in?
    Unfortunately, I have seen too many Mums who resent the lifestyle changes required to accommodate their children. Children are not fashion accessories but some days I’m not sure everyone actually gets that fact. :-/


  • I agree with you here. I put my family first i wouldn’t really know what “me” time is lol. I have a disabled 2 year old daughter who is the light of my life. She makes me so happy. I don’t feel the need to want to go to beauty appointments, gym, hair dressers etc. as my children will always come first. But i do put my younger two aged 2 and 3 into day care as it allows me to clean up the house without being stopped every 5 minutes as my 2 year old needs 24 hour care. But I do agree people need to harden up and realise not everything is about them. Well said.


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